Last week, our very own Halstead Studio Coordinator, Erica Stice, was featured in THREE different articles in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist’s August Issue! We are incredibly proud of Erica. Also, a big thank you to Merle White and René Agredano for helping us introduce our amazing in-house artist to the metalsmithing world.
The first article is a project Erica named “Patterned Silver Bangle with Tube Set Stones.” This bangle is beautiful on its own or combined with a few stacked bangles. Erica combined a flat wire bangle, pattern wire, tube bezels, and CZ’s to create this sleek sterling silver bracelet.
The second article is “Triple, Spinning, Tube Set Silver Bangle.” This bangle is a very sophisticated version of the first bangle. Essentially the middle bangle that spins between the two framing pattern bracelets is created just like the first with additional tube bezels. If you are new to the soldering and metalsmith world, we suggest starting with Erica’s first bangle project.
TIP: Make sure you leave enough space between your tube bezels to use a tube bezel setting tool.
Lastly, René Agredano wrote an incredible article titled “Smart Design for Fun or Profit.” Thank you, René! Erica Stice, Kim Muller, and Janette Willingham are all featured in this article. In these four pages, you will gain tips and tricks for all of your favorite projects from Lapidary Journal’s Jewelry Artist’s August issue.
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